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Michael Sisti, MD, Neurosurgery, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

MichaelBrianSistiMD

Neurosurgery New York, NY

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Skull Base, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Columbia P&S

Overview of Dr. Sisti

Dr. Michael B. Sisti specializes in the treatment of complex brain tumors, meningiomas, and acoustic neuromas, employing state-of-the-art computer-guided microneurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Dr. Sisti’s core belief is that by dedicating himself both to the best in medical technology and to the quality of the physician-patient relationship, he provides the optimum opportunity for helping patients deal with these difficult brain tumors. He has safely and successfully operated on more than 6,000 patients with these complex conditions. Over 1000 of these patients had acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, or epidermoids in the cerebellopontine angle, one of Dr. Sisti’s specialty areas.

During his 30-year career in the Department of Neurosurgery at the world-class Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Sisti has also pioneered many surgical and technical advances, including New York City’s first noninvasive radiosurgery program. As a result of his personal philosophy and long-term concentrated experience in treating the most difficult tumors, Dr. Sisti has earned a reputation for technical excellence in surgical results as well as providing superior personal care to his patients and their family members.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusChief Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1987 - 1988
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1983 - 1987
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
    National Institutes of Health Clinical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1982 - 1983
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusInternship, Transitional Year, 1981 - 1982
  • Columbia University School of Public HealthClass of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1989 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1985 - 2023
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2010-2020
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2009-2020
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly, 2009-2020
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • 30 Years of Radiosurgery at Columbia
    30 Years of Radiosurgery at ColumbiaJune 19th, 2019
  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Sisti Recognized by Academy of Clinical Excellence
    Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Sisti Recognized by Academy of Clinical ExcellenceJune 13th, 2019
  • The Gamma Knife Evolution Continues
    The Gamma Knife Evolution ContinuesMay 24th, 2019
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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Texas BlueChoice
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Horizon BCBS Direct Access
    Horizon BCBS HMO
    Horizon BCBS POS
    Horizon BCBS PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    MVP Healthcare PPO
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Oxford Health Liberty
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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